US officials view MWCC capping stack

US Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Bureau of Ocean and Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement Director Michael Bromwich have examined the Marine Well Containment Co.’s interim capping stack.

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HOUSTON – US Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Bureau of Ocean and Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement Director Michael Bromwich have examined the Marine Well Containment Co.’s interim capping stack.

The device is designed for rapid containment response in the event of an underwater well control incident in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.

Salazar and Bromwich were in Houston for ongoing discussions about MWCC’s containment response system.

“We have worked closely with BOEMRE, the Coast Guard and other authorities to help ensure that the design meets the regulatory requirements, said MWCC CEO Marty Massey.” BOEMRE has reviewed the functional specifications of the interim response system and its input has been included in the final specification.”

02/28/2011

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